Young Adult Volunteers commit to serving a minimum of one year in the U.S. or Internationally at one of our sites. YAVs have the opportunity to volunteer alongside local partners, engaging in work and conversation around issues that address poverty, reconciliation, and what it means to share the hope of Christ through service. This blog is a chance to stay updated on what is happening in the life of the YAV program, whether that is with our current volunteers, our abundance of alum, the YAV office, or our YAV partners. The conversations and tough issues that we spend countless hours talking about as YAV’s don’t end when the year does; welcome to the conversation!
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a YAV, click below:
YAVocate Training 2014
Young Adult Volunteer Program
The Young Adult Volunteer office is excited to invite 15 currently serving YAVs (2013-2014) to partner in a recruitment training session in September immediately following Transition Retreat (Transition Dates are 9/25-9/28). This opportunity would involve a commitment of full participation in both the training and being a regional recruiter in their home areas. The incentive for being a YAVocate is the opportunity to share your story as a YAV, and to help others know more about our great program. There may also be some exciting YAV swag in there for you!
YAVocate Training will be a time that will teach, encourage, and enable YAV Alum to do recruitment and promotion in their home regions. We will learn how to tell and refine our stories, how to contact and develop relationships for speaking engagements, even how to get on the docket at a denominational gathering.
What will you be required to do after YAVocate training?
*The YAV Office will provide the necessary tools for when you engage in these speaking arrangements (i.e. palm cards, flyers, appropriate promotional materials).
Below is the application form for you to fill out by June 15, 2014. We will let everyone know by July 5, 2014 who will be invited to participate in this training. While we only have a limited number of positions for this particular involvement with the YAV program, all YAV alum are valuable members of our community and encouraged to partner with our office in recruitment and promotional efforts.